Dualism, language of the universe, res cogitas and bianary code
In a previous post I quoted Einstien's reaction to the proposition that everything can be expressed scientifically. He said that describing a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure would be meaningless.
I though of this in philosophy class today when discussing dualism, and had a few thoughts.
All nature can be described in mathamatical formulas. All mathamatical formulas should be transferable into bianary code, a language/program used to run computers that uses only 1s and 0s. Shouldn't we then be able to program a computer to observe the universe in as good a way or in a superior way to humans?
We could program a computer to measure the pressure variations in a Beethoven symphony but at this point we would still say the computer does not listen to the symphony in the same way we do because we understand it and because we hear it as more than pressure variations. But, if everything can be expressed in mathamatical formulas and all mathamatical formulas can be written in bianary, then shouldn't we be able to discover the mathamatic description of our understanding and whatever "more" it is that we hear in a symphony, and translate it into bianary?
The computer then, with a bianary system, could be programed to understand in a way equal to the way a human understands.
I think this leaves us with a man made consciousness and artificial intelligence or man as physical machine. Is man merely a computer or can a computer become a man?
I'm certainly not happy with either conclusion. Hopefully I'm missing something in my logic or my premises.